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St. Andrew Music Society Concerts

The Saint Andrew Music Society (SAMS) was founded by Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church in 1965 to provide a setting for outstanding concerts in the favorable acoustics and warm atmosphere of our beautiful sanctuary.

We invite you to attend our Music on Madison series on Sunday afternoons from October through May featuring performances by guest artists and ensembles. Our resident choral society, the Saint Andrew Chorale, presents four additional major concerts with orchestras and instrumentalists, performing great sacred choral works throughout the season.

The Saint Andrew Music Society relies on the contributions of our "Friends of the Saint Andrew Music Society." Donations are tax-deductible to the extent provided by law, and donors are acknowledged in the major concert programs throughout the season.

Admission to most Music on Madison concerts is by suggested donation at the door. Tickets for the concerts sung by the Saint Andrew Chorale and Professional Choir of MAPC may be purchased in advance or at the door. Purchasing tickets in advance through a SAMS Choral Subscription offers a 25% savings off full admission. Individual tickets for the Saint Andrew Chorale’s Brahms Requiem on November 16; Elora Festival Singers on March 15; Professional Choir of MAPC on March 29; and the Saint Andrew Chorale and New York City Children’s Chorus on May 3, may also be purchased online by using a credit card.

Upcoming Concerts

Celebrating his 10th Anniversary at Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church, Director of Music & Organist Andrew Henderson will perform a recital of favorite organ works, including Franck’s monumental and expressive Trois Pièces (1878) for organ, plus works by Pachelbel, Saint-Saëns, Howells, Seth Bingham and John Weaver. Admission to the Saint Andrew Music Society's Music on Madison concerts is by suggested donation at the door: $20 ($15 Students/ 62+); children 12 & under: free.
Music on Madison: Andrew Henderson, organ
Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church  •  October 4
“The Baroque Legacy” As part of an annual city-wide festival showcasing students and faculty from Mannes College—The New School for Music, the afternoon’s program features pieces from the Baroque era as well as those inspired by Baroque works and composers. The program includes works by Bach, Telemann, Purcell and Couperin; Rachmaninoff’s “Variations on a Theme of Corelli”; Ravel’s Toccata from “Le Tombeau de Couperin”; and “Passion Revisited”, a piano trio by the NY-based Serbian composer, Aleksandra Vrebalov. Admission to the Saint Andrew Music Society's Music on Madison concerts is by suggested donation at the door: $20 ($15 Students/62+); children 12 & under: free.
Music on Madison: Students from Mannes College
Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church  •  October 18
Gabriel Fauré: Requiem, Op. 48 Howard Hanson: Concerto for Organ, Harp & Strings, Op. 22 (1947) Chris DeBlasio: The Best-Beloved (1990) Saint Andrew Chorale & Orchestra New York City Children’s Chorus Katherine Wessinger, soprano; Rod Gomez, baritone Andrew Henderson, organ Andrew Henderson & Mary Huff, conductors The Saint Andrew Chorale and Orchestra will open their 51st Season with one of the most beloved pieces of choral music, Gabriel Fauré’s ethereal Requiem, heard in its final version with its full orchestration. Coupled with the Requiem is “The Best Beloved”, four motets for soprano soloist, chorus and string orchestra by NYC-composer Chris DeBlasio, who tragically died of AIDS in 1993. The program will also feature one of the finest organ concertos in the American repertoire with Andrew Henderson as organ soloist. Admission to Saint Andrew Chorale concerts is: $25 ($20 Students/62+). Tickets may be purchased in advance (see below) or at the door. Choral subscription tickets are also available for both Saint Andrew Chorale concerts this season - at a discount!
Saint Andrew Chorale & Orchestra: Faure Requiem, Hanson & DeBlasio
Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church  •  November 15

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